3DMark Vantage, Left 4 Dead 2 and Valve Source Tests3DMark Vantage
A reliable and popular benchmark, 3DMark Vantage can provide a good insight into overall gaming performance of a system.
First, we see BIG improvements in the GPU score here from the E-350 thanks to the rapidly improving graphics drivers. The fact that AMD APUs are using essentially the same drive subset as the larger discrete graphics means that consumers will continue to see frequent improvements on these low cost, low power devices like we haven’t seen before.
Left 4 Dead 2
With Left 4 Dead 2 we continue to see how the combination of the 80 SIMD GPU units and the dual-core Bobcat core can take the performance crown away from even the Intel CULV offerings coupled with NVIDIA’s ION.
Valve Source Particle Simulation
Valve released this particle simulation test a while back for benchmarking platforms and CPUs.
Valve Source Map Compilation
More of a developer test than gamer test, this benchmark is indicative of how long it takes a system to compile a map.
Oddly the Atom D510 does great on the multi-threaded physics test from Valve and the AMD E-350 takes the win in the map compilation scores.